Banded Goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Other Names: Five-barred Goatfish, Manybar Goatfish

A Banded Goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus, at Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea, February 2016. Source: John Turnbull / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A pale greyish to brownish-red goatfish with alternating dusky-red to blackish and white bars of varying widths, and a dark bar behind the eye.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Parupeneus multifasciatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jan 2021, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/592

Banded Goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

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Distribution

Ningaloo Reef to north of Barrow Island and offshore reefs of north Western Australia, and  Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island to northwest of Darwin, Timor Sea, Northern Territory, and the far northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea, to Jervis Bay, New South Wales; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and the Lord Howe Province and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere, the species is widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific: Cocos (Keeling) Islands east to Hawaii and the Pitcairn Islands, north to Japan.
Inhabits coral reefs and adjacent sand/rubble areas at depths to 140 m.

Etymology

The specific name multifasciatus is from the Latin multi- (= many), and fasciatus (= banded), in reference to the bars along the side of this species.

Species Citation

Mullus multifasciatus Quoy & Gaimard 1825, Ch. 9 Pisces, in Freycinet, L.C.D. de (ed.) Voyage Autour du Monde: 330, pl. 59(1). Type locality: Hawaiian Islands (as Sandwich Islands).

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Banded Goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

References


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CAAB Code:37355026

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:3-160 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:35 cm TL

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